Backyard Family Portraits

backyard family portraits

by Jon DeNicholas

We were thrilled to hear from Lori again when she called to update her family portraits! So we planned a new family portrait session for them right in their own yard. The girls will fondly remember the yard they played in as children as they look back at these images years from now. Such a simple setting worked beautifully to capture this family at this time in their lives. Backyard family portraits are the way to go when you want the kids to feel comfortable!

Their Backyard Family Portraits

 

City Ballerina Portraits – Sadie

City Ballerina

By Johnathon Denney

Sadie

Sadie dances at a ballet school we work with, CT Concert Ballet. She was ecstatic when she recently got her first pair of pointe shoes! Meanwhile, Mom wanted a great work of art of her beautiful daughter for their holiday cards. So she gave us a call and we started designing her city ballerina portraits. She opted in on natural professional hair and makeup by Top Level Salon and Elise did a great job keeping it age-appropriate.

before and after

by Heidi Denney

 

City Ballerina Portraits

Striking Family Portraits

Striking Family Portraits

By Heidi Denney

Striking Family Portraits of This Amazing Family

We met the Levsky family after their son, Jonathan, modeled for us. We fell in love with all of them instantly! Yes, love at first sight. They are the most lovely, hospitable, generous and caring people we’ve had the opportunity to work with. We really wanted to show off how amazing they are as individuals and as a family. So we scheduled the photo shoot at their home to get the most personalized, striking family portraits. Lots of laughs, food, wine and new friends.

We had, on hand, the lovely artists from Top Level Salon to create several looks for these ladies. Check out the Audrey Hepburn look we did on Rai! She looks amazing!

 

Audrey Hepburn Inspired Shoot With Bridget

Audrey Hepburn inspired shoot

by Johnathon Denney

Audrey Hepburn Inspired

Bridget… our muse. Every artist has one. Or at least that what we heard until we started working with Bridget and came to a full understanding of the “artist’s muse.” So when she asked us to do an Audrey Hepburn inspired shoot, we were ecstatic! We had several classic Hepburn looks in mind when we met with Bridget at Top Level Salon. We started indoors with the clean, pulled back hair look and then moved out into the cute little streets of West Hartford Center to capture “the shopper” in her hat and sunglasses. Bridget was a Hepburn master!

Fantasy Ballet Photo Shoot With Tess

There’s a little bug that runs through a dancer’s soul, crying out for artistic expression. Little Tess was no different. Tess is a beautiful, disciplined dancer who smiles from barr to center floor to performance. Her sweet personality and amazing grace combine to create a the most adorable little thing ever. We created this fantasy ballet photo shoot with Tess in mind – whimsical yet stunning. We hope you like the result as much as we do!

We asked Tess’s parents what they would tell others about their fantasy ballet photo shoot experience…

“Heidi & Johnathon were a delight to work with and created beautiful, artistic and elegant photos. They captured the true essence of our daughter. Thank you for taking gorgeous photos!”

~Michelle & Matt R.

Tess studies dance at Connecticut Concert Ballet.

Pick A Model (For Style Wars)

Here are some models & clients we’ve worked with that we think would want to be part of the Style Wars. Let us know which one you want and we’ll contact them about it. Once a model is secured for one team, they will be unavailable to the other teams. There is no charge from us for use of these models. And we’re willing to exchange some images with them as compensation for their time. If there’s something else you can offer to compensate them personally, I’m sure they would appreciate it!

Sarah P (below)

by Johnathon Denney

by Johnathon Denney

 Bridget (below) – TAKEN

Image by Heidi Denney, Hair & Makeup by Elise O'Mara

Image by Heidi Denney, Hair & Makeup by Elise O’Mara

Sarah C (below)

by Johnathon Denney

by Johnathon Denney

Emily (below)

By Heidi Denney

By Heidi Denney

Kylie (below)

by Johnathon Denney

by Johnathon Denney

Amanda (below)

editorial fashion shoot

by Johnathon Denney

 Kelly (below)

By Heidi Denney

By Heidi Denney

Rai (below)

by Johnathon Denney

by Johnathon Denney

 Jenn (below) – TAKEN

by Heidi Denney

by Heidi Denney

 Samantha (below) – TAKEN

by Heidi Denney

by Heidi Denney

 Lauren (below)

by Heidi Denney

by Heidi Denney

Haylan (below)

by Heidi Denney

by Heidi Denney

 Vanessa (below)

by Heidi Denney

by Heidi Denney

Backyard Engagement Portraits – Adrian & Brittney

We joined Adrian and his family at their beautiful home to create family portraits and were so happy to work Brittney in! These two sexy lovebirds were naturals in front of the camera. Many of our clients are apprehensive about doing their photo shoot at their home. But as you can see, the simplest of backgrounds can have a whole lot of impact when you couple it with strong posing and great lighting. These backyard engagement portraits are not only special because of Adrian and Brittney but because the surroundings have sentimental value.

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Hair and makeup by Top Level Salon. Top Level Salon worked on location for these backyard engagement portraits.

We love dancers! Dance Portraits Done Right

Dance photography is one of our specialties, ranging from costume portraits to audition and performance photos. We are dancers ourselves! So we love finding that perfect combination of two arts – dance and photography. Many of our bigger schools will book a photo shoot for their ensemble or company dancers and we’ve had some amazing results! These customized, fashion styled photo shoots really show off your students’ talent and are great for marketing and branding your studio. Give us a call to discuss what we can do for you! 860-295-8444